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Tuesday by David Wiesner

Tuesday (original 1991; edition 1997)

by David Wiesner

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Authors:David Wiesner
Info:Sandpiper (1997), Paperback, 32 pages
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Tuesday by David Wiesner (1991)


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Teaches interpretation and abstract thinking. Could build an entire activity around this.
  CharliePipes | Oct 23, 2016 |
This book was terrific. There are very few words, so the reader is left to interpret the story by examining the illustrations. It could be a great activity to hear from children's different perspectives on how they interpreted the story or what their predictions are of the story. The illustrations were beautiful and fun to look at, and there was humor throughout the story. I would love to read more books by this author. ( )
  Kathryn_Anne | Oct 21, 2016 |
In my opinion this is a good book for younger readers or ELL students. It is a wordless picture book that is very fun and imaginative. The Illustrations are very detailed and move the story along. Sometimes the illustrations are arranged like a comic book to show a lot of progression quickly. The detailed and clear illustrations make the plot very easy to follow and even convey humor and emotion. The humor is seen when the frogs come into the home of an elderly woman and she is asleep in front of her tv. The frogs take her remote and change the channel with their tongues and they watch the TV. That is very funny to younger children and it really engages them, they want to keep reading to find out hwy the frogs can fly and what happens next. The plot is also a reason why this book is so great for younger audiences. It doe snot address hard issues or have an in depth conflict but for ELL or younger students sometimes a fun book that encourage reading is needed, and this book is that. The plot keeps kids interested, it starts off on Tuesday evening and the frogs from a pound begin to float and fly and they explore their town and get into some mischief. Of course we wonder why this is happening but Wednesday morning they all return home and later that morning we see cops trying to figure out why there are lillipads all over the town! Now this keeps kids interested but the best part of the plot is the last page, it says next Tuesday night, same time as last Tuesday, around 8 and there is a shadow of a pig, you turn to the last page and there are pigs flying! This makes this book so much fun to read and it has a simple plot to follow so it is great for a retelling exercise with students. The big idea of this book is to have fun with imagination and to explore your surroundings. ( )
  cduboi2 | Oct 20, 2016 |
With just pictures, David Wiesner shows an improbable event that takes place on a Tuesday night. He uses his illustrations to tell the story and lets the readers' imagination take it further. I think this book is for pure entertainment and David Wiesner uses his audiences' minds to produce a fun book. ( )
  imasson | Oct 13, 2016 |
I believe that this fits very well into the category of picture book because it is only pictures, there are no words.
  KatieScudellari | Sep 8, 2016 |
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For Tom Sgouros
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Tuesday evening, around eight.
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This nearly wordless story is told through detailed, colorful, and imaginative illustrations. It is the story of the flight of frogs from the swamp through the town on their lilly pads during the night. Sometimes the illustrations take up two full pages, and sometimes they're cut into frames. For example, the first page has three frames of roughly the same picture. However, as you examine them, you see that, from top to bottom, each picture brings you closer to the main object: the turtle standing on a log. Most of the illustrations are done in cool colors to give the feeling of night. This feeling is sharply contrasted by the scene in the kitchen which is very white and bright, giving the impression of being very well-lit. The illustrations are truly all that was needed to tell the story. I think that words would have been a distraction. The flying frogs have no reason to talk, and no human actually sees them. However, as I was "reading" the story, I could hear chirruping crickets and buzzing mosquitoes in the first page as the turtle waits for what he is about to see, and I could hear Wagner's "Ride of the Valkyries" throughout the frogs' flight.
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"Tuesday evening, around eight"--a deceptively mundane beginning for what proves to be a thrilling, miraculous, and surreal amphibian journey. Slowly and quietly on this particular Tuesday, a few fat frogs begin hovering over a swamp, riding lily pads like magic carpets. Clearly satisfied and comfortable, the floating frogs are as serene as little green buddhas. Gradually, the flying fleet grows in momentum and number, sailing over the countryside and into an unsuspecting town. These frogs know how to have fun--startling the occasional bird, waving webbed feet at late-night snack-eaters, and even changing the channels on a sleeping granny's television. As day breaks, the frogs lose their lily pads, head back to the pond, and wait impatiently for their next scheduled departure.

Tuesday won the 1992 Caldecott Medal and, among other honors, was named as an ALA Notable Children's Book. The critical acclaim will come as no surprise to anyone who opens the pages of this beautiful and humorous book. With hardly any words (except those noting the time), David Wiesner creates a wondrous romp as silent as the middle of the night. Using the rich purples, blues, and greens of late evening, Wiesner draws readers into the warm, incandescent world of frog flight. "Read" this wordless wonder to children and savor it for yourself as well. Chances are, you and the youngsters will both find yourselves poised at the window, hoping to catch a few airborne frogs in the act. (Ages 4 and older)

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Frogs rise on their lily pads, float through the air, and explore the nearby houses while their inhabitants sleep.

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